My husbands sister passed early hours of this morning. I've taken it much worse than he has... he's spent most of the day comforting my tears when it should be the other way around.
I loved her very much, my daughter is named for her, in the few years i've known her i'd come to love her like my own sibling, she was the first to welcome me into the family and make me feel part of it.
She was a wonderful Wife, Mother, Sister, Aunty, Grandmother and Sister in Law. She's left a huge hole in a very big family.
I'm so sorry for you. I know how you feel, my DMil passed away last year and it was as if I'd lost my own DM all over again. We become so attached to our extended families, as much as our own, and it's just as painful.